The Danger Embedded in the Language of Power

We must have a new conversation which focuses on alleviation of the structural constraints burdened onto the most vulnerable portions of society -- one that prioritizes emancipation over power. -Arielle Pierre

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The Color of Brilliance: High Achieving Black Scholars at Elmont High School Say People Wonder If They’re Cheating

Source: Karin Chenoweth, Huffington Post The first time I visited Elmont Memorial High School in New York's Nassau County almost eight years ago, then-principal Al Harper showed me the space where he had carved out the science research lab. It was crammed with myriad equipment. Just what I can't remember, except that there was a cage and … Continue reading The Color of Brilliance: High Achieving Black Scholars at Elmont High School Say People Wonder If They’re Cheating

Review: Girls P.R.I.D.E. Project 3rd Annual Women’s HERstory Month Celebration

On Saturday March 14th, a rainy afternoon did not stop an audience full of girls, young ladies, women and community members from packing the Elmont Memorial Library Theatre for the 3rd Annual Women's HERstory Month Celebration organized by Girls PRIDE Project. The event featured inspiring dance performances, musical selections, poetry, motivational speakers and more -- … Continue reading Review: Girls P.R.I.D.E. Project 3rd Annual Women’s HERstory Month Celebration

We Started Here: Greg

Elmont has no shortage of talent. In fact, it may very well have an abundance. Talented musicians, talented athletes; talented people with wonderful ideas about how to improve their community. However, talent alone simply isn't enough. And perhaps what makes these people so effective at what they do is the way they combine their talents … Continue reading We Started Here: Greg

Roshane Wright, Former Elmont Student, Excels at York College

Source: Long Island Herald An Elmont High School graduate and Valley Stream native has plenty of new hardware for his trophy case after an outstanding start to the indoor track season at Jamaica’s York College. Roshane Wright, a sophomore sprinter and long jumper for the Divison III York College Cardinals, was recognized by both the … Continue reading Roshane Wright, Former Elmont Student, Excels at York College

Century 21 Department Store Finds A Home in Valley Stream

Source: Newsday Off-price department store Century 21 will open its second location on Long Island this fall at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, the mall's operator announced Thursday. The two-story anchor store will cover about 70,000 square feet at the mall, acquired by Macerich Co., a Santa Monica, California, real estate investment trust, in … Continue reading Century 21 Department Store Finds A Home in Valley Stream

From the Desk of Senator Dean Skelos: New Law Will Target Street Gangs

Legislation Focuses on Reducing Growth of Criminal Street Gangs and Protecting Citizens From Gang-Related Violence The New York State Senate today passed legislation to reduce gang violence and protect communities throughout the state. The New York State Criminal Street Gang Act (S1701), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), would prosecute and prevent criminal gang … Continue reading From the Desk of Senator Dean Skelos: New Law Will Target Street Gangs

Lady Spartans Hope to Continue Perfect Run

Source: Long Island Herald It’s shaping up to be a special season for Elmont’s girls’ basketball team, which last week took a large step toward securing its first conference title since 2009-10 with a pair of impressive victories. Three days after rallying from a 13-point deficit on the road to complete a season sweep of … Continue reading Lady Spartans Hope to Continue Perfect Run

Ashley Simon, AP Scholar, Named Class Valedictorian of 2015

Source: Long Island Herald Elmont Memorial High School announced last week senior Ashley Simon as valedictorian and Harold Ekeh as salutatorian of the Class of 2015. Ashley Simon is a bright, inquisitive student who has adhered to a rigorous college preparatory course schedule that includes honors and advancement placement classes throughout her high school career. … Continue reading Ashley Simon, AP Scholar, Named Class Valedictorian of 2015

Blizzard Juno 2015 – Long Island, New York

A local photographer walks the streets of Elmont and captures some great shots of Winter Storm Juno! -Elmont XL